Convert Kilometres (km) to Leagues (leagues) | km in leagues

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# Let's convert Kilometres (km) to Leagues (leagues)

This quick and easy calculator will convert Kilometres (km) to Leagues (leagues) and show formula, brief history on the units and quick maths for the conversion.

## Quick Reference for Converting Kilometres to Leagues

Formula
leagues = km / 5.56
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Leagues, divide the number of Kilometres by 5.6
Kilometres (km) in 1 League
There are 5.56 Kilometres in 1 League
Leagues (leagues) in 1 Kilometre
There are 0.18 Leagues in 1 Kilometre

## Unit Information

Kilometre
/ˈkɪləˌmiːtə,kɪˈlɒmɪtə/
Symbol: km
Unit System: SI

### What is the Kilometre?

The kilometre is a unit of length and is a multiple of the metre; an SI derived unit. It has the symbol km.

A kilometre is equal to 1000m, 1094 yards and 0.621 miles.

Kilometres is used to measure road distances in the US, though the UK is still using the imperial "sister" miles.

League
/liːɡ/
Symbol: leagues
Unit System: None

### What is the League?

The league is a ancient unit of length that doesn't below to a unit system. Its symbol is simply - league.

It was originally an ancient Celtic unit as well as being common in Latin America and meant the distance "a person could walk in an hour". It is no longer a recognised unit in any nation.

Once it started to be quantified, in Argentina (legua) it represented 5.572 km, in England it was quantified as 3 miles and at sea a league is 3 nautical miles (3.452 miles).